Everything you need to know about the 92nd Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade


Abby Conklin

The annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade marks the beginning of the holiday season for families around the country. This year’s parade marked Macys 92nd parade.
With a new parade comes new balloons. This year, there were five new balloons that consisted of Sunny the Snowpal standing at 27.8 feet tall, Elfs from Netflix’s “The Christmas Chronicles”, Saiyan warrior Goku from “Dragon Ball Super: Broly”, Little Cloud—a float intended to represent light, tranquility and unconditional love—and Americana Spheres, bringing the stars and stripes to new heights. The five balloons were joined by many others in the parade.
The parade also included other awesome, creative floats. Some new floats this year included an elephant for Kalahari Resorts, a Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and a Kinder Chocolate Factory.
There were also performances by John Legend, Diana Ross, Rita Ora, Pentatonix’s, Bazzi, Ella Mai and Kelly Clarkson along with performances from the cast of Broadway’s most recent hit musicals including Head over Heels, The Prom, Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, Mean Girls and My Fair Lady. On top of all those iconic performances, the legendary Radio City Rockettes entertained the crowd and audiences at home.
The parade began at 9a.m. on 77th Street and Central Park West and stretched for 2.5 miles, finishing on 34th street and Seventh Avenue.
Tons of work goes into preparing for the parade. 8,000 participants take part in the parade, including Macy’s workers, their families and friends and regular volunteers. The parade was prepared and worked on in a 72,000 square-foot warehouse in Moonachie, N.J., with 30 artists working year-round to prepare for the memorable event.
The parade ended with its classic send off into the holiday season with Santa Claus on his sleigh. The Macy’s Thanksgiving day was a perfect way to celebrate with all the members of your family on Thanksgiving morning, kicking off the wonders of the holiday season!